On this page, we are sharing safety plans and other COVID-related information.
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Vaccine Information for Staff
11/17/2021: Update memo on vaccine mandate for staff
11/16/2021: Religious exemption request form for staff
5/14/2021: Informative Buffalo News article on vaccines
3/22/2021: DDAWNY COVID-19 Vaccine Q&A Video – this 1-hour informational video includes Empower DSP Devon Hedgemon, and a panel of other experts, to help you make an informed decision about vaccination – HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
1/19/2021: Vaccine Q&A for Empower Staff
Testing and Public Health Resources
Empower Children’s Academy
7/9/2021: Updated Preschool Reopening/Safety Plan
12/4/2020: Children’s Academy Letter to Parents
11/17/2020: Children’s Academy Parent/Guardian Letter
11/20/2020: Letter to Families About Holiday Precautions
UPDATED 10/30/2020: Children’s Academy Reopening and Safety Plan (please note – this document is evolving and may change based on updated guidance from New York State)
August 2020: Children’s Academy Parent Letter (mailed to every family in the preschool, along with student-specific schedule information, in late August)
August 2020: Children’s Academy DOH Reopening Plan Highlights
Military Road Safety Plan (Empties for Empower and Job Placement)
Meadowbrook Safety Plan (Empties for Empower)
Grab & Go Cart Safety Plan (Prevocational)
Buffalo Avenue Safety Plan (Day Habilitation)
30th Street Safety Plan (Day Habilitation and Prevocational)
Porter Road Safety Plan (Day Services)
The Office for People With Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD) has released guidelines in response to the COVID-19 Pandemic. Below is a link to their COVID Guidance Page which includes information for providers, people receiving supports, and families as well as State and Federal resources.